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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Olive Branch is a suburb of Memphis with a population of 36,721. Olive Branch is in DeSoto County and is one of the best places to live in Mississippi. Living in Olive Branch offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Olive Branch and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Olive Branch are highly rated.
About Olive Branch...
Population
36,721

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,129
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Olive Branch Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    106.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    60.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,046.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,396.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    109.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Olive Branch

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,451
National
$55,322
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I love the small town atmosphere in Olive Branch, MS. There is still a quaint downtown area with a very nice open airy Mayberry feel from the Andy Griffith Show. I like that my neighbors are friendly in my neighborhood. Olive Branch is growing with a lot of new businesses popping up. There has also been a new movie theater opened in Olive Branch and that is just a couple of years old. It has many nice town parks and it is just a great place to live and raise a family!
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Olive Branch is near the large city of Memphis. So it's easy access to jobs, concerts, sporting events, etc. The property and state taxes are very reasonable in comparison to nearby states. If I had to change anything, it would be diversity. This in turn to a limited amount of diverse activities scheduled, especially in local neighborhood associations. Other than that, I do enjoy the serenity and quiet atmosphere.
Olive Branch is a nice and safe suburb. It is filled with a variety of restaurants and activities. There is also numerous churches for anyone who wishes to worship in a specific way. It is clean and quite pleasing to the passing eye. The activities for the youth are not as plentiful as they could be. There is a Movie theater, a skating rink, and a few other attractions, but the younger generations do often fall bored with what is offered. The schools are very good; Desoto Central was #2 in Mississippi the past year. There are a variety of jobs open.